Champions

International Gender Champions is a network of senior leaders working to advance gender equality in the executive management of their institutions and in their programmatic work through concrete and measurable commitments.

Michael Punke
Michael Punke Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the U.S. to the World Trade Organization, Geneva
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Pamela Hamamoto
Pamela Hamamoto Alumnus Former Ambassador, U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
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Alexandros Alexandris
Alexandros Alexandris Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in Geneva
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Alanna Armitage
Alanna Armitage Alumnus Current Regional Director of UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Former Director UNFPA Geneva Office
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Mohamed Auajjar
Mohamed Auajjar Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva
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Christian Friis Bach
Christian Friis Bach Alumnus Current Secretary-General of the Danish Refugee Council, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
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Paul Bekkers
Paul Bekkers Alumnus Director of OSG, OSCE Office of the Secretary General
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Ridha Bouabid
Ridha Bouabid Alumnus Current Representative of the WIPO Director General on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Former Permanent Representative of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
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Kate Byrnes
Kate Byrnes Alumnus Chargé d’Affaires, United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
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Mehmet Ferden Çarıkçı
Mehmet Ferden Çarıkçı Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations in Geneva
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Baba Cisse
Baba Cisse Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in Geneva
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Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop
Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop Alumnus Current Ambassador Permanent Representative of Brazil in the Hague, Former Ambassador Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in Geneva
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Alberto Pedro D'Alotto
Alberto Pedro D'Alotto Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations in Geneva
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Hans-Joachim Daerr
Hans-Joachim Daerr Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva
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Bertrand de Crombrugghe de Picquendaele
Bertrand de Crombrugghe de Picquendaele Alumnus Current Ambassador of Belgium in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Former Ambassador Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva
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Philippe Donckel
Philippe Donckel Alumnus Chargé d’affaires , Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to International Organizations in Vienna
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Mark Dybul
Mark Dybul Alumnus Current Inaugural Faculty Director of the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Center for Global Health and Equality, Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
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Manor Eviatar
Manor Eviatar Alumnus Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva
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Martin Eyjólfsson
Martin Eyjólfsson Alumnus Current Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Iceland to Germany, Former Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations in Geneva
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Alexandre Fasel
Alexandre Fasel Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva
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Jonathan Fried
Jonathan Fried Alumnus Current Coordinator of the International Economic Relations for Global Affairs Canada, Former Ambassador Permanent Mission of Canada to the World Trade Organization, Geneva
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WU Hailong
WU Hailong Alumnus Current President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, Former Permanent Representative of the Mission of China to the United Nations in Geneva
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Keith Harper
Keith Harper Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of the U.S. to the Human Rights Council, Geneva
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Rolf Heuer
Rolf Heuer Alumnus Former Director General, CERN
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Andreas Ignatiou
Andreas Ignatiou Alumnus Current Ambassador of Cyprus to Portugal, Former Ambassador Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations in Geneva
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Selina Jackson
Selina Jackson Alumnus Current Vice President of the Global Government Relations and Public Policy at Procter & Gamble, Former Representative to the UN and WTO for the World Bank Group Office in Geneva
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Tehmina Janjua
Tehmina Janjua Alumnus Current Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Former Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva
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Michel Jarraud
Michel Jarraud Alumnus Former Secretary General, WMO
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Päivi Kairamo
Päivi Kairamo Alumnus Current Ambassador of Finland in Turkey, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva
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Misako Kaji
Misako Kaji Alumnus Former Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva , and Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body (2015-2016)
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Kyung-wha Kang
Kyung-wha Kang Alumnus Current Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Former Under Secretary-General/Senior Adviser on Policy of the United Nations
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Steffen Kongstad
Steffen Kongstad Alumnus Current Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Norway to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Former Ambassador Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in Geneva
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Ajit Kumar
Ajit Kumar Alumnus Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of India to the United Nations in Geneva
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Thanh T. Nguyen
Thanh T. Nguyen Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations in Geneva
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Patricia O’Brien
Patricia O’Brien Alumnus Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
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Babatunde Osotimehin
Babatunde Osotimehin Alumnus Former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
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Carl Reaich
Carl Reaich Alumnus Current Divisional Manager of the Consular Division at New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Former Acting Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva
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Cecilia B. Rebong
Cecilia B. Rebong Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva
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Rachael Reilly
Rachael Reilly Alumnus Former Geneva Representative, Women's Refugee Commission
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Joachim Rücker
Joachim Rücker Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva
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Andrew J. Schofer
Andrew J. Schofer Alumnus Chargé d’Affaires, United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna
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Thani Thongphakdi
Thani Thongphakdi Alumnus Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations in Geneva
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Margareta Wahlstrom
Margareta Wahlstrom Alumnus Former Director, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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